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Sarah and Jasmine, both sixth graders, venture into the woods with Tess, an Abenaki woman, and learn the art of tracking. Mysteries await them at every turn. When they return home, they learn that Boots, Sarah's cat, is missing. On their own, the girls use their recently acquired skills to search for Boots. The girls have very different ways of learning. Sarah is school smart, while Jasmine learns more about the world from the out-of-doors. Sarah has trouble riding horses, while Jasmine excels. Although they are jealous of each other, they must learn to work as a team.
The story begins...
With sparkling eyes and frosted eyelashes, Sarah rode Wind Walker from the corral to the barn. Sarah turned to look at Jasmine behind her. Jasmine was staring into the snow. Just as Sarah was about to look away, Jasmine yelled, "There's blood in Walker's tracks"